Peace of mind is what we strive to give our clients. As a small business owner you need to wear many hats and frankly most will say they dread the part of meeting all the requirements of keeping their financial records. They put it off until it gets too overwhelming. Good news! It is never too late to get started! Hard work + positive attitude = Great Results. We want your business to be successful and we are driven to do our part to support you on this entrepreneurial journey.
"We look forward to meeting you and helping you get on track and caught up! So what are you waiting for..."
Meet The Team
Brenda Bowen - Owner
Brenda Bowen graduated from Platt College in 1992 in Computer Accounting. Accounting fundamentals stay the same, but the software changes since then have opened up wonderful opportunities. She started working with QuickBooks software in 2003 while working for a non-profit ministry. By 2006 she became a subcontracted bookkeeper working for a Northern Colorado accountant, along with starting to add her own clients. By 2010 she realized she could turn outsourced bookkeeping into a business.
In 2014 her practice had grown to the crossroads of stop taking new clients or grow larger. Technology had also been developed where she could stop being a mobile bookkeeper and transition into a virtual bookkeeper and work on clients remotely. Was she ever glad that she made that decision! She did her research and came up with processes and systems.
Then the system got tested. Her husband took a job in King Salmon, Alaska as a bush pilot. This area of Alaska you can only get to by airplane. She moved from Colorado to Alaska in 2015, keeping all of her northern Colorado clients and then started adding clients across the country. Proving that virtual works, even in remote Alaska. As long as she has internet she can work from anywhere with clients who live everywhere. She got to see and do some amazing things, all while building her practice.
Brenda has the expertise to take a mess in a client’s bookkeeping and get it to where it needs to be. She has years of experience cleaning up books and straightening out a client’s QuickBooks so that the reports are showing up correctly. She can look at a balance sheet or profit and loss detail report and know what has been set up or used wrong in QuickBooks. There is a lot to the software that happens behind the scenes, and if you miss a step or set something up wrong, a real mess can happen. It sometimes is like a puzzle or a very tangled necklace. You can figure one thing out, and it can lead to another problem to resolve. Over the years of training others and cleaning up books, she has seen the important need of good bookkeepers who understand the software but also accounting, payroll, and knowledge of taxes.
Brenda decided to build her firm with the focus on bookkeeping and accounting reports. She collaborates with the client’s tax accountant to make sure the information is passed on and the client is notified if there are any transactions that they need to discuss with their tax accountant to get the best possible outcome on their tax return.
In October 2017 Brenda and her husband made the move back to Colorado with a road trip on the ALCAN through the Canadian Rockies, the Pacific Northwest, and the western states back to Northern Colorado. A piece of her heart is in Alaska, but she is also very glad to be back in sunny Colorado and closer to her family. Brenda loves the mountains, beach vacations, traveling, and spending time in the great outdoors. She enjoys painting rocks and leaving them to be found with the Kindness Rock Project. She is the proud grandma of a granddaughter and grandson.
- Graduated in 1992 from Platt College in Aurora, CO in Computer Accounting
- 17 Years of Experience with QuickBooks software
- 14 Years as a Self-Employed Business Owner
- 7 Year QuickBooks ProAdvisor : Trainer and Consultant
Rachel Bowen - Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
Rachel Bowen is a bookkeeper and administrative assistant for Peace Of Mind Accounting LLC. She is working with her mother Brenda Bowen, learning all the ins and outs of the business. She oversees 40 clients, using QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online software. She is trained in entering and reconciling accounts, running payroll, setting up new QuickBooks company files, scheduling payroll taxes, and running reports. She has experience with non-profits and using class coding.
When Rachel is not in the office, she spends her time outdoors hiking, fishing, and enjoying God’s creation. Rachel enjoys traveling, riding her 4 wheeler in the mountains, and seeing new places.
She can be reached at [email protected].
Suzanne Langan - Bookkeeper
I was born at a very young age.... :)
On a serious note.....
I went back to work for an accountant when my son went to school all day. The accountant's office was full service, offering payroll, bookkeeping and reconciliation - all on Quickbooks, both in the office and at client's locations. We also did tax returns. I learned it all. From there I went to work for an electrical contractor and got to add union payroll and union reports to my resume. I then went to work for a sole owner company that was expanding nationwide. But I soon went back to the contractor business and took on more expanded payroll duties as well as assistant project management. We used HCSS to bid and manage projects and imported the hours into QuickBooks for payroll. All bills and invoices were generated from QuickBooks.
I visited my husband when he was on a job on the Western Slope of Colorado and thought, yes, I could live here. So I gave my 2 year notice to everyone from my job and my volunteering and started planning to make the move from Northern Illinois to Colorado. It took some doing, but we found a house that needed some updating and love so I have a built in "project" at home.
I will always love numbers. I might not remember your name, but I will probably remember your phone number! I have 18+ years of experience in Quickbooks and am familiar with importing time from other programs into Quickbooks as well. I like the QuickBooks desktop version so much I use it for my personal bookkeeping, even though I use QuickBooks Online every day.
When I'm not working, I enjoy riding horses whether it's exploring the trails near me or just riding at home; or hiking with the dogs. It is always a treat traveling to visit my husband when he is in a great location that he thinks I should see. I also enjoy visiting family, when I can convince someone to feed and take care of the 4 horses, 3 cats and 2 dogs~
Suzanne Langan can be reached at [email protected]